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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0800724518
ISBN-13: 9780800724511
Series: Prince Edward Island Dreams

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Fifteen years after she left Prince Edward Island, Natalie O'Ryan had no plans to return. But when her fiancé, music producer Russell Jacobs, books their wedding in her hometown and schedules a summer at Rose's Red Door Inn, she sets out to put the finishing touches on the perfect wedding. But she can't possibly prepare for a run-in with Justin Kane--the best friend she left behind all those years ago after promising to stay.

Justin's never forgotten Natalie or the music career he always dreamed of pursuing. He'd been prepared to follow her off the island until his dad died and he was left to run the family dairy farm. He's done the best he can with the life that was thrust upon him--but with Natalie back in the picture, he begins to realize just how much joy he's been missing.

After Natalie's reception venue falls through, she must scramble to find an alternative, and the only option seems to be a barn on Justin's property. As they work together to get the dilapidated building ready for the party, Natalie and Justin discover the groundwork for forgiveness--and that there may be more than an old friendship between them.

Author Bio

Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works as director of marketing for a Christian radio network. She is the author of several novels including The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona.

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  1. Semmie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Story of Love & Forgiveness
    July 20, 2017
    Semmie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    ** "Forgiveness isn't reserved for the ones who deserve it. God gives it freely, and we should do the same. The one person you can set free from bitterness is you. ... At some point you're going to have to let go of your anger or you'll end up ... hurting the people you're supposed to love." **

    Natalie O'Ryan hasn't stepped foot on Prince Edward Island in 15 years and wishes she could keep it that way. But when her fiance Russell Jacobs, who works in Nashville's music industry, decides they need to marry in her hometown, she doesn't argue. Because, you see, Natalie never does anything to ruffle feathers, or to make herself the cause of "talk," or disappoint others.

    In Liz Johnson's "On Love's Gentle Shore," Natalie left the beautiful Canadian province Prince Edward Island after her family was the talk of the town -- she had neglectful parents, including a womanizer drunk of a father. The only thing difficult to leave behind: her best friend Justin Lane, who was always her protector and was going to leave PEI with her for bigger and better things -- until his father passed away right before Natalie's departure. Both felt rejected by the other -- Natalie for not staying behind with Justin, and Justin for not leaving with Natalie.

    When Natalie is forced to return to PEI to plan her wedding, she is constantly thrown into situations with Justin. Will they each be able to overcome their past anger and bitterness toward each other? And what would happen if deeper feelings should develop?

    "On Love's Gentle Shore" is a beautiful story of love, forgiveness (of one's self and others) and grace. It delves into so many deep topics, that it really hits the heart. Natalie, especially, learns so many lessons. One who is quick to avoid controversy and gossip, always staying out of the line of fire, she must overcome the blame game, and get past carrying the weight of someone else's bad decisions. The book reminds us we shouldn't jump to conclusions, and deals with misunderstands and assumptions. It also deals with honesty, bitterness and anger; the thought that sometimes loneliness is easier than risking a broken heart; the inability to reveal the "real me" to others; grace; the fact that we are all worth being loved, no matter what we think about ourselves; living in fear of being hurt once again; and choosing happiness versus safety.

    Jeremiah 29:11, my favorite verse, offers an integral message throughout the story. As Natalie ponders: "(She) had sometimes wondered if the God who made plans had forgotten to make a plan for her. If he'd known what she faced, why didn't he care?" "On Love's Gentle Shore" reminds us that we are valuable, and we are worthy of love.

    Besides digging into Natalie's and Justin's story, we also revisit old favorites like Mama Kane, Marie and Seth, Aretha Franklin and Jack, and Caden and Adam (who happens to be Russell's brother).

    Five stars out of five.

    Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
  2. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Incredible
    July 20, 2017
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    True confession: I really don't like love triangle romances. And I really, really don't like it when either the hero or heroine is engaged to one person while developing a relationship with someone else. So I hesitated reading On Love's Gentle Shore since Natalie is engaged and is getting married in her hometown where her first love just happens to still live.

    Angst Alert!

    But, here's the thing -- I adore this series and I trust Liz Johnson to deliver an impactful story so...I took a deep breath and dived in...and loved every emotionally gut-wrenching minute. (Not to mention the Prince Edward Island location softens the blow somewhat.)

    Johnson has such an exquisite way with words that she lulls me into a reading stupor even in the gnarly parts. Like this: "Russell's words hung out there like underclothes on the line, too embarrassing to take down after someone else pinned them up for the whole town to see." (p.40) I mean, if you're going to read a tumultuous story you might as well enjoy the prose!

    Natalie and Justin reunite after fifteen years of misunderstandings and bitterness. They were seventeen when their respective worlds shattered and acted with as much immaturity as you'd expect teenagers to. I had to keep reminding myself of that as the story unfolded. Especially where Natalie was concerned.

    She might have fled the island but the emotional damage she endured as a child stayed with her. She just buried the hurt and uncertainty under a polished facade. Her life is a charade and it starts to unravel the second she sets foot on the island. Justin has allowed bitterness to take hold of his heart. Resentment and anger surface when he lays eyes on Natalie for the first time since they were kids. These two have a lot to work through before they can finally be free to see hope in their future.

    Painful and thought-provoking and uplifting. This isn't just an exceptional love story -- it's a cautionary tale on the power words play in our lives. Both words spoken to us and by us. On Love's Gentle Shore would make an excellent book club read because of the depth of discussion starting points.

    Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Ltd.
  3. Jocelyn
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    On Love's Gentle Shore
    July 14, 2017
    Jocelyn
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    Liz Johnson is a new to me author. But everything I've read has drawn me into her stories. I first read "The Red Door Inn". A sweet compelling story. Then the second novel in the Prince Edward Island Dreams series, "Where Two Hearts Meet" drew me into the characters with all of their flaws.

    Ms Johnson's latest novel, "On Love's Gentle Shore" was a beautiful tale of how running away can bring you full circle back to where you started.

    Natalie O'Ryan never wanted to return to Prince Edward Island. She never planned to return to the pain and heartache she knew growing up there. Never wanted to face her past. But when her fiance plans their wedding on the Island, Natalie tries to cover her past with lies and deception.

    Justin Kane never forgot Natalie. He drowned himself in work at the ranch when his father died and left him to care for his mother and siblings. But when Natalie shows up, his heart remembers the little girl, thin and abused, and the friendship they forged through all the growing up years. How can he watch Natalie marry another man, when his heart was given over to her all those years ago.

    A sweet, sweet story about heartbreak and forgiveness. A story about restoration and how we must sometimes face our past before we can move forward to the future. I would give this one a 5 star rating.

    I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.
  4. Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Learning to forgive
    July 13, 2017
    Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Forgiveness isn't reserved for the ones who deserve it. God gives it freely, and we should do the same.

    On Love's Gentle Shore is book three in the Prince Edward Island Dreams, written by Liz Johnson. Natalie O'Ryan grew up in Prince Edward Island. Her father was a drunk that ran around with women and her mother abused her. Her family was gossiped about and she was picked on a lot. Her best friend was Justin Kane. They spent a lot of time together growing up in the light house on the Kane farm. They had a deal that they would stay together, but Natalie could no longer put up with the abuse and gossip, she left Prince Edward Island with intentions to never return.

    Natalie is engaged to Russell a record producer in Nashville. Russell is the brother of Adam, who lives in Natalie's home town. Russell has decided that they will get married there. They arrive in Prince Edward Island weeks before the wedding to plan the wedding but when something goes wrong with a recording he rushes back to Nashville and leaves the planning of the wedding to Natalie with the help of Marie, the owner of the Inn where they are staying and Justine, the owner of the barn where the reception is to be held.

    While preparing the barn Natalie and Justin work through why she left unexpectedly and Justin finally finds the note Natalie left him. Natalie's father returns to the Island and wants to apologize to Natalie. She wants nothing to do with him. Natalie is visiting with Marie, when she finds out Marie's father was not good to her and has never offered to apologize. Marie points out that God forgives and we should to.

    This is a good book, that has the theme of forgiveness running through the story. Forgiveness to Natalie's father for not stopping the abuse she suffered. Forgiveness to Natalie for leaving Justin without saying goodbye.

    This is a great end to the series. The characters are very well defined and the story is so descriptive. I want to visit the area, stay at the Inn and taste all the great food! I can almost hear the water and see the light house beacons. This is a series that is best read in order, but the author give information to help the reader know what happened in earlier books. I really think this series would be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys reading contemporary stories. The story has just enough suspense to make me want to not put it down until I was done reading it. This is a Christian romance and done very nicely. It is not preachy and the romance is not overwhelming.

    I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing. I have chosen to write this honest review.
  5. Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    on love's gentle shore
    July 12, 2017
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    ON LOVE'S GENTLE SHORE is the third book in Ms. Johnson's Prince Edward Island Dream series, but it easily stands alone. Natalie is a very hurt character, full of broken dreams, broken promises and convinced that no one cares. She even believes she has to be someone she's not in order to be loved.

    When her music city record recording boyfriend wants to get married on Prince Edward Island, Natalie is horrified. They're all gonna laugh at her! But rather than tell him the truth that she'd really rather marry in Nashville, she keeps her mouth shut.

    Justin has loved Natalie like forever, and she's been the person behind every song he's ever written. He gave up his dream of a hit record when Natalie left and his dad died, but now she's back. Playing at her wedding might mean his dreams are within reach again, but at what cost?

    I think we've all known characters like this -- they are real. I could be the girl that everyone whispered about behind my back and facing the same fears and insecurities. For pities sake, I'm a pastor's wife. Heaven knows we can't be real! Too many people are out to stab you in the back when you're not looking. Or I might be like Justin, doing the one thing that hurts the must in order to achieve the dream I hold most dear. Yep, these characters are definitely real, engaging and heart-rending. I wanted to pull Natalie in my arms and tell her it's not really all that bad. Hold your head up and don't imagine your seeing things that might not really be there. Or Justin. Is it really worth all it will cost? Think about it.

    If you like romance and/or PEI you'll definitely want to read ON LOVE'S GENTLE SHORE and the other two books in this series, The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet. The stories are all stand alone and yet they all tie together. I hope Ms. Johnson will write more books in this series.

    I received a copy of this book free. All opinions are my own.
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